Happy to help with artwork
MAREEBA artist Kaye Peterson has always been drawing and her quirky style emerges in her artwork.
Focusing mainly on animals Ms Peterson creates photolike realistic images through pastels and pencils.
“You cannot get an animal’s shape wrong and you cannot get their colour wrong,” she said.
The mother of three does not have a background story to go with her paintings but enjoys the smiles people give when viewing her art.
“I do not like to create emotive works. I want people to be happy when they look at one of my paintings,” she said.
While completing her Bachelor of Visual Arts at James Cook University Peterson found her niche.
“I did a pastel class at uni and I enjoyed being able to get my hands dirty while creating a big piece of work,” she said.
Although Ms Peterson has been painting her entire life, her parents have been her biggest supporters.
“My parents always encouraged me, I attended Elaine Seaty’s art class and a pottery class when I was nine,” she said.
Her parents’ house is like a mini art gallery containing all her works which prompted her father to take up framing.
“My dad did not like the prices of framing and decided to do them himself,” she said.
Although her parents may disagree, Ms Peterson said her creative streak was inherited from her parents which she hoped to pass to her children.
“My parents never drew or painted which is why they had me enrolled in class,” she said.
“The kids helped me paint the Deb Ball backgrounds and know the basics of art.”
Mareeba artist Kaye Peterson with a drawing she did of her daughter before she went to her ballet class.